Needle & Thread Workshops

Vintage Country Garden with Anne Kelly Sunday 6th May 2018

Regular price £75.00

Vintage Country Garden with Anne Kelly

Sunday 6th May 2018 10am - 4pm

Floral and vintage fabrics enhance and give depth to many projects. Materials will be provided, but students will also be asked to search through their collections for florals especially to applique onto a square sample. a mixture of couching and hand embroidery will be used to complete the work. The sample can then be made up into a cushion cover, tote bag or framed piece.

INCLUDED: All materials* and equipment provided a lovely homemade lunch, cake and refreshments to keep you well fuelled through out the day!

Anne Kelly

Anne is an artist, tutor and author living and working in Kent and exhibiting and teaching both in the UK and abroad. She trained in Canada and in the UK at Goldsmiths College, London. She was the recipient of two Greenshields Foundation scholarships. Her Fine Art degree, with printmaking and photography training has developed into her current layered mixed media and recycled textile art.

Anne collects and sources recycled textiles, paper and ephemera using collage and stitch to create both framed and unframed pieces. Her themes include travel, memory and vintage imagery from a variety of sources, taking inspiration from outsider art, naive and folk art and textiles. Her work has been described as like ‘small worlds’ and started life as mainly botanical in subject matter before developing into her current larger, more narrative works. Often it can be a small scrap or remnant of fabric that inspires a whole piece.

Anne exhibits widely in the South East of the UK, and organizes charity and group exhibitions for her local open studio organisation each year. She currently has work touring in Germany and Eastern Europe and has exhibited and sold work in Canada and the US. Anne has connected her exhibiting and travelling work with her teaching practice. She set up an award winning textile department in Kent, has recently taught at Bath University and conducted workshops in Canada in collaboration with an historic textile mill.

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